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4 Turkish policemen injured in Daesh bombing, report says

Iran Press TV

Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:12AM

A militant with the Daesh Takfiri terror group has injured four Turkish policemen in a blast in the southeastern part of the country, near the border with Syria.

According to a report by the Dogan news agency, the blast took place late on Saturday, when police forces raided an apartment, which was thought to be used by a Daesh cell in the city of Gaziantep, some 97 kilometers (60 mile) north of the Syrian city of Aleppo.

The militant is said to have blown up explosives attached to his body when police entered the apartment building.

One of the police officers is reportedly seriously wounded.

The agency added that the raid was part of an investigation into a double bombing in October in the capital, Ankara, that took over 100 lives during a peace rally.

Daesh has been blamed for the attack, while government opponents believe that the administration's security and intelligence failure has led to the fatal blasts.

Saturday's explosion comes as Turkey is hosting world leaders in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya for G20 summit.

Anti-terrorism battle is one of the major discussion points in the meeting.

The Turkish government has repeatedly been accused of being one of the main supporters of the militant groups operating in Syria, with reports saying that Ankara actively trains and arms the Takfiri militants there and facilitates their safe passage into the Arab country.

Turkish opposition daily Cumhuriyet published videos in a June report implicating the Turkish intelligence service, MIT, in ensuring safe passage into Syria for Daesh terrorists.

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